The Bateman Family Charitable Trust: PhD Studentships in Medicine and Business

PhD students Aaron Choi and Aaron Page are the recipients of a generous gift from the Bateman Family Charitable Trust which has enabled their respective PhD’s in Medicine and Business to be fully funded.

Aaron Choi is The Bateman Family Trust PhD Scholar in Medicine and his PhD is based on researching Psychological therapies on symptoms of psychosis with Dementia. Aaron is currently in the midst of writing the second paper for the PhD in which his study examines how psychotic symptoms affects the quality of life of people with dementia living in nursing homes. He was able to transition the data and software needed in order to conduct the necessary analyses whilst working from home. In his next study he will gather opinions from a group of experts to decide which therapy for psychotic symptoms would be best adapted for people with dementia. Fortunately, the process of gathering opinions will preliminarily be conducted online, so that will be able to proceed as planned. Aaron is incredibly grateful to be able to receive this studentship and says that “this Project would not be possible” without the Bateman’s support.

Whereas Aaron Page is the The Bateman Family Trust PhD Scholar in Business and his research focuses on Stewardship and Corporate Governance with a focus on the development and analysis of theory relating to the appointment of women on corporate boards. This studentship supports the University’s Centre for Leadership Studies (CLS) agenda to undertake collaborative, ground breaking research on who should be leading our organisations,  corporate reporting, shareholder and stakeholder management and others non-market issues that arise. CLS is globally recognised for bringing together students, academics and partners to create distinctive, high quality research and teaching in leadership and governance.  It is addressing the major issues of today in business and society, including leader emergence, women in leadership, reputation, governance, relational leadership, networks, trust, performance and “mindful leadership”.

Aaron says that receiving the Bateman Family studentship has been “been exceptionally important to my doctoral studies, not only in supporting and enabling me to produce high-quality research, but also providing a much-needed sense of security in these unprecedented times…thank you for your unwavering support and generosity.”